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Internet of Things

The phenomenon of connected machines is sometimes called the Internet of Things, the Internet of Anything, the Internet of Everything, or M2M (machine to machine). But no matter what the name, the growth of technology related to objects, which never before were network- and computer-enabled, is projected to have far-reaching technological, societal, and economic impact.

The strongest examples of the impact of the Internet of Things are in the industrial sector. Embedded software, sensors, and network connectivity promises to improve the way factories, data centers, oil wells, and cities, airplanes, cars, and even homes are maintained because data can be collected continuously with alerts issues proactively to prevent failures and outages.

According to Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group, 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, up from 2010's 12.5 billion. By 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009, and by 2020, more than one-third of the data produced will live in or pass through the cloud, according to Computer Sciences Corp.



Internet of Things Articles

Qlik, a global leader in data integration, in an effort to make AI more approachable, is launching the AI Accelerator, designed as an introduction for companies looking to explore the possibilities AI and AI-driven analytics can offer. Qlik's AI Accelerator, available to new and existing customers, offers a direct path for rapid integration, simplifying businesses' initial forays into AI.

Posted April 24, 2024

SAP announced that Churchill Downs Incorporated has selected the GROW with SAP solution to support the company's financial technology transformation. CDI has chosen cloud solutions from SAP to serve as its technology foundation for the financial systems across its portfolio of 27 properties in 14 states, including Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the Kentucky Derby.

Posted April 24, 2024

SAP is deploying AI advancements in its supply chain solutions that will unleash a transformative wave of productivity, efficiency, and precision in manufacturing. AI-driven insights from real-time data will help companies use their own data to make better decisions across supply chains, streamline product development, and improve manufacturing efficiency, according to SAP.

Posted April 24, 2024

AI talent is in high demand; AI reveals brain oscillations for memory and disease; AI may allow us to talk to whales; AI can help plan meals and other tasks; an AI platform for dentistry just raised $53 million. That was the tip of the AI news iceberg—in one day. Has technology ever garnered so much interest, so widely, so fast? Amid the hype lies the incalculable promise of AI—and the fear of getting left behind by competitors that figure it out first. It's no wonder that organizations are rushing to implement AI, ready or not. The trouble is, many are not ready.

Posted April 24, 2024

Kore Technologies is now offering webPayment, a fully-branded online payments solution designed to help you get paid faster. Previously only offered as a part of Kore's KommerceServer eCommerce Suite, webPayment has now been repackaged to allow it to operate as a stand-alone, fully-operational solution. Additional features have also been added such as support for multiple credit card gateways and ACH transactions.

Posted April 24, 2024

Keeper Security, a provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, is adding a passphrase generator to Keeper Web Vault—with support on mobile and for the browser extension coming soon—along with an update to the existing password generator to provide users with new options to meet specific password requirements.

Posted April 23, 2024

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period will be open through Monday, June 3.

Posted April 22, 2024

IBM unveiled its new Cloud Multizone Region (MZR) in Montreal, Quebec, designed to help clients address their evolving regulatory requirements and leverage technology such as generative AI with a secured, enterprise cloud platform. Building on the opening of IBM Cloud's Toronto MZR in 2021 and existing data centers in Montreal, the opening of the new Montreal MZR is planned for the first half of 2025.

Posted April 22, 2024

OmniOn Power is expanding its Edge data center power architecture (Edge) with a new three-phase, 200/208/240-volt (V) low-line version to help address the power demands of data center companies around the world. Combined with the company's 480V Edge power architecture, OmniOn can now provide a comprehensive offering for global data center companies, regardless of region or available AC utility power feed. 

Posted April 22, 2024

Cisco, the leader in security and networking, revealed a new approach to securing data centers and clouds in response to the increasing demands the AI revolution has put on IT infrastructure—introducing Cisco Hypershield. According to the company, with this unprecedented innovation, Cisco is tipping the scales in favor of defenders, building on its recent announcements to accelerate AI infrastructure with Cisco's ethernet switching, silicon, and compute portfolio.

Posted April 22, 2024

SAS is expanding the capabilities of the SAS Viya flagship data and AI platform, also making SAS Viya Workbench generally available. Targeted to developers and modelers, Viya Workbench is a self-service, on-demand compute environment for conducting data preparation, exploratory data analysis, and developing analytical and machine learning models.

Posted April 19, 2024

VMware is releasing VMware Telco Cloud Platform 4.0—a major milestone for the company—solidifying numerous capabilities into a unified platform that gives users the flexibility to modernize their telecommunications network as they see fit. To streamline the process of adoption and modernization, VMware by Broadcom is simplifying the implementation and deployment of VMware Telco Cloud products.

Posted April 19, 2024

Altair, a global leader in computational intelligence, is acquiring Cambridge Semantics, a modern data fabric provider and creator of an analytical graph database that accelerates the creation of comprehensive enterprise knowledge graphs. Bringing together Cambridge Semantics' transformational knowledge graph technology with Altair's leading tools for data analytics and data science offers organizations a solid foundation for building advanced analytics ecosystems that inject artificial intelligence (AI) into day-to-day business operations, according to Altair.

Posted April 18, 2024

Digital Equipment Corporation, known as DEC; Peoplesoft; Sun; and now VMware all have something dark in common. At one point, they were all great American companies leading the path toward innovation in the Six Cities of Silicon Valley. They were magnificent leaders in computing innovation, each at different stages of the evolution of Silicon Valley-based technology.

Posted April 18, 2024

In 2023, the integration of generative AI (GenAI) into the constantly evolving landscape of data management emerged as a game changer, promising to reshape the way organizations interact with databases, data, and metadata. In 2024, as enterprises hamstrung by hiring and budget woes continue to be judged by their productivity and efficiency, they'll also be judged by their ability to do two things: deliver actionable insights and provide guidance in an easily consumable format and empower users of all skill levels to interact with key data and drive insights.

Posted April 17, 2024

Innovation in the big data and analytics space continues to blossom, with more companies than ever before riding the high of generative AI. Along with the myriad possibilities of this new sphere of artificial intelligence comes some questions and concerns. Startups are emerging to address challenges and leverage opportunities this new area may bring. Here are 30 startups DBTA thinks are worth watching in 2024.

Posted April 17, 2024

Oracle NetSuite is introducing a series of new product innovations to help businesses in the U.K. optimize finance processes, expand insights, and increase efficiency. The latest updates for customers in the U.K. include new generative AI, enterprise performance management (EPM) and e-invoicing capabilities, and the ability to combine insights from multiple NetSuite instances into a single NetSuite Analytics Warehouse environment.

Posted April 17, 2024

There is much ado these days regarding the language facility popular AI tools such as ChatGPT, Midjourney, Microsoft Copilot, and Gemini Connected appear to display. What do these systems comprehend? Do they understand? Are the underlying architectures a big leap toward artificial general intelligence (AGI) or an entertaining dead end? This article is not about that. This is a loosely related thread on how the language we use to describe AI systems affects our ability to govern them effectively.

Posted April 16, 2024

CloudBolt Software, The Cloud ROI Company, is partnering with StormForge, a leading provider of Kubernetes resource optimization, with the goal of bringing Kubernetes cost visibility and optimization into the FinOps ecosystem. While the FinOps industry has had success providing cost visibility and optimization recommendations at the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer, it has not yet delivered the same value in Kubernetes ecosystems. Without any form of monitoring, organizations remain unaware of actual spend and over-allocated cloud resources, according to the companies.

Posted April 15, 2024

Postman, a leading API collaboration company, is acquiring Orbit, the community growth platform for developer companies, integrating Orbit's technology and deploying its expertise in support of Postman's vision of empowering 100 million developers through API collaboration.

Posted April 12, 2024

Syntax Systems, a leading global technology solutions and services provider for cloud application implementation and management, is partnering with Cogniac Corporation, a global leader in enterprise-grade computer vision, to accelerate the development of industrial AI applications—enhancing the automation of manufacturing processes through the integration of advanced computer vision capabilities.

Posted April 11, 2024

Data management needs AI and machine learning (ML), and, just as important, AI/ML needs data management. As of now, the two are connected, with the path to suc­cessful AI "intrinsically linked to modern data manage­ment practices," said Dan Soceanu, senior product manager for AI and data management at SAS. Blazing this path requires "pri­oritizing data quality, accessibility, and governance."

Posted April 11, 2024

Every DBA knows that a test platform is required to prop­erly enable application development. Indeed, testing has always been crucial, but it has become more complicated with the advent of new technologies, platforms, and devices, not to mention the impact of regulatory compliance. One of the biggest challenges faced by DBAs and developers is managing test data.

Posted April 11, 2024

Data makes the world go round, but there are gaps in the data needed to make the products and raw materials that move around the world. Unforeseen events around the globe—such as weather, wars, ships running aground, or infrastructure issues such as the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse that closed the main shipping lane in and out of the Port of Baltimore—can wreak havoc with even the most carefully planned supply chains.

Posted April 11, 2024

The impact of generative AI (GenAI) is massive and is only going to increase. One area most immediately affected is journalism. Any job that involves the processing and production of the written word is a job that could be impacted by GenAI, which—at the end of the day—is designed to process language inputs and produce convincing output.

Posted April 11, 2024

There is an old quote attributed to various origins that says, "When I hear the word ‘culture,' I reach for my gun." The saying expresses frustration at a term, in this case "culture" being used, abused, and politicized beyond all forbearance. Even when it was first popularized, it was a line meant to draw laughter from the audience of a play, rather than suggesting anyone carry an actual firearm. And no one is suggesting anyone do so now. "Relational" is a term that, over the last few decades, has undergone its own level of use, abuse, and politicization.

Posted April 11, 2024

Gathid is debuting its new approach to identity and access governance, inspired by the power of gathered identities, the platform pinpoints identity and access anomalies with its patented directed graph model. Designed for rapid deployment, immediate applicability, and smooth integration across complex IT infrastructures, this solution tackles the critical need for scalable and cost-effective identity management, according to the company.   

Posted April 10, 2024

AI—both operational and generative—is knocking on enterprises' doors, forcing data managers to make new architectural choices on what it will take to support these data-hungry initiatives. Data mesh and data fabric are increasingly favored to help organizations get better control of their data, but which is the best option?

Posted April 10, 2024

GlobalLogic, a Hitachi group company, is introducing a "first-of-its-kind Platform-of-Platforms" architecture designed to support deployment of enterprise-grade artificial intelligence (AI)—aimed to address critical challenges every enterprise must overcome when operationalizing AI and generative AI (GenAI) at scale.  

Posted April 09, 2024

Cisco and a group of eight leading companies including Accenture, Eightfold, Google, IBM, Indeed, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP, as well as six advisors are launching the AI-Enabled Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Workforce Consortium—focused on upskilling and reskilling roles most likely to be impacted by AI.

Posted April 08, 2024

LightEdge, a leading provider of secure cloud and colocation, is acquiring Connectria, a provider of multi-cloud infrastructure and managed hosting solutions, adding six data center locations to LightEdge's existing footprint of 12 highly interconnected facilities across eight U.S. markets.

Posted April 08, 2024

Zilliz, a trailblazer in vector database technology, is releasing Milvus 2.4, introducing a new standard in vector search capabilities with a groundbreaking GPU indexing feature powered by NVIDIA's CUDA-Accelerated Graph Index for Vector Retrieval (CAGRA), part of the RAPIDS cuVS library. Building on Zilliz's commitment to innovation, Milvus 2.4 enhances GPU indexing capabilities since the introduction of GPU IVF-Flat and GPU IVF-PQ indexes last year.

Posted April 05, 2024

LogRhythm, the company helping security teams stop breaches, is offering its 8th consecutive quarterly release, facilitating seamless dashboard and search import/export to community repositories to bridge the communication gap. Additionally, LogRhythm Axon introduces key features to streamline auditing for compliance standards and enable greater efficiency with security analytics mapped to MITRE ATT&CK use cases.

Posted April 04, 2024

Oracle and NVIDIA are expanding their collaboration to deliver sovereign AI solutions to customers around the world. Oracle's distributed cloud, AI infrastructure, and generative AI services, combined with NVIDIA's accelerated computing and generative AI software, are enabling governments and enterprises to deploy AI factories, according to the companies.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle NetSuite is expanding its generative AI capabilities, introducing Text Enhance that helps users leverage company-specific, relevant data to create and refine contextual and personalized content. Now embedded in more finance and accounting, supply chain and operations, sales and marketing, and customer support processes, NetSuite Text Enhance will help organizations reach their goals faster and more efficiently by increasing productivity, reducing human error, improving consistency, and accelerating business processes, according to Oracle.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle is releasing Java 22, the latest version of the world's number one programming language and development platform, delivering thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements to help developers increase productivity, drive innovation, and accelerate growth across their organizations.

Posted April 03, 2024

Redjack, a provider of cyber resilience solutions, is launching its cyber resilience platform, a paradigm-shifting approach that places a business function lens on asset inventory—empowering organizations to prioritize cybersecurity, compliance, and digital transformation efforts by providing a comprehensive view of assets and dependencies within the context of their business functions.

Posted April 02, 2024

Domo unveiled a new wave of features for Domo.AI, the company's framework of flexible artificial intelligence (AI) services, introducing capabilities to help ensure each organization's unique AI needs are fulfilled. The new capabilities were announced at Domopalooza: the AI + Data Conference.

Posted April 01, 2024

Matan Libis, VP of product at SQream, Ashwin Rajeeva, co-founder and CTO at Acceldata, and Preeti Kodikal, director of product marketing at Acceldata, joined DBTA's webinar, Building a Next-Generation Data Architecture: Key Capabilities and Strategies, to examine the ways that designing, implementing, integrating, and managing the systems that collect, store, process, and analyze data will successfully support the latest technologies that aim to bring your business to the next level.

Posted March 29, 2024

Abstract Security, crafted by category creators who have consistently redefined the cybersecurity landscape, is emerging from stealth along with unveiling its platform designed to centralize the management of security analytics. Abstract Security's platform correlates data in real-time between data streams and separates compliance and security data to both increase detection effectiveness and lower costs. 

Posted March 29, 2024

Databricks, the Data and AI company, is introducing DBRX, a general-purpose large language model (LLM) that enables organizations around the world to cost-effectively build, train, and serve their own custom LLMs. DBRX democratizes the training and tuning of custom, high-performing LLMs for every enterprise so they no longer need to rely on a small handful of closed models, according to the company.

Posted March 28, 2024

The 11th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 8-9, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 7, 2024. Early bird pricing is available now until April 5. At Data Summit 2024, you'll hear the innovative approaches the world's leading companies are taking to solve today's key challenges in data management. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using Big Data for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit 2024 has something for you!

Posted March 28, 2024

Synopsys, Inc. is introducing Synopsys fAST Dynamic, a new application security testing (DAST) offering on the Synopsys Polaris Software Integrity Platform that enables development, security, and DevOps teams to quickly find and fix security vulnerabilities in modern web applications.

Posted March 28, 2024

InterSystems is adding vector search to the InterSystems IRIS data platform to enable efficient and accurate retrieval of relevant information from massive datasets when working with large language models. By converting text and images into high-dimensional vectors, these techniques allow quick comparisons and searches, even when dealing with millions of files from disparate datasets across the organization.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP announced new product and partnership milestones that reimagine travel and expense management experiences along with offering new capabilities powered by generative AI. SAP debuted new business AI capabilities in SAP Concur solutions to help customers save time and improve accuracy when managing business travel and expenses.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP announced that Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, has selected the RISE with SAP solution to accelerate its journey to the cloud. Deutsche Telekom is the first enterprise to implement RISE with SAP through SAP's recently expanded partnership with T-Systems as a premium supplier of RISE with SAP, marking a significant milestone in the relationship between SAP and Deutsche Telekom, according to the companies.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP is releasing a new composable payment solution to help retailers stay ahead of changing customer expectations. The new solution, SAP Commerce Cloud, open payment framework, helps retailers become more agile as new payment options—such as buy now, pay later—gain popularity.

Posted March 27, 2024

SAP and NVIDIA announced a partnership expansion focused on accelerating enterprise customers' ability to harness the transformative power of data and generative AI across SAP's portfolio of cloud solutions and applications. The companies are collaborating to build and deliver SAP Business AI, including scalable, business-specific generative AI capabilities inside the Joule copilot from SAP and across SAP's portfolio of cloud solutions and applications—all of which are underpinned by the SAP generative AI hub.

Posted March 27, 2024

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